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    Early Spring

    How to Rock Early Spring
    There is so much to do come early spring, and if you have been keeping up with your lawn this winter you should be ready to dive in! To have the most beautiful garden possible you should start now. A great place to start is fertilizing your lawn, adding new mulch, getting a head start on your vegetable garden, and tending to your birdhouses.

     

    Fertilize Your Lawn
    Early spring is the best time to fertilize your lawn to make sure your grass grows to its full potential. For best results you should lay fertilizer after it rains, if possible. You can also take early spring to lay herbicide in the weed hot spots in your yard to prevent undesired weeds from popping up in your lawn. If you are laying grass seed, you should refrain from using any herbicide as it will stop the seed from growing. If you want profession help reach out to Village Landscaping at any time and we can help!

    Add New Mulch
    Hopefully you have your mulch picked out because now is the best time to lay it. Mulch can help prevent weeds, it can improve the quality of your soil, helps your curb appeal, helps with temperature change, and helps your soil retain moisture. Before you mulch make sure any weeds are out of the garden and the soil is well watered. When laying the mulch make sure to keep it 6-12 inches away from the base of any of your trees or shrubs. There are many different types of soil to consider and its can be overwhelming but feel free to call us and ask about our services to take it off your plate.

    Start Your Vegetable Garden

    This is the best time to start a lot of early spring vegetables, if you plan your garden right you can have fresh vegetables almost all year long.

    1. Cucumber

    • Best to start 2 weeks after the last frost, usually around March.

    • For best growing results place in a full sun bed with organic fertilizer.

    • Plant them in rows 6 feet apart.

      2. Broccoli

    • Broccoli can survive in colder climate so any time after the last frost these can be plated.

    • They should be planted half an inch in the soil.

    • Organic fertilizer should start being applies 3 weeks after you plant it.

      3. Beets

    • These are best to plant early spring after the last frost when the soil is not still frozen,

      but it is still cold.

    • Beets can be put in a bed or a pot, they do not need much space to grow. If they are

      planted in the ground it should be in a tilled bed.

    • They should be planted a half inch deep, and before planting they should be soaked in

      warm water to loosen the seed.

    • Plant the beets 3 inches apart.

      4. Potatoes

    • Potatoes can survive a frost so they can be plated at the very start of spring.

    • You want to make sure that this plant is put in freshly tilled soil.

    • This plant is best in a low light space, a lot of light makes the potatoes bitter and green.

    • To plant cut up a potato and plant them 4 inches deep and put the eye of the potato up

      where you can see it.

    • After the potato stems get 8 inches cover with more dirt.

      5. Peppers

    • The first step to growing these seeds are letting them put them in a warm wet paper

      towel in a plastic bag. Let them sit until you can see them sprouting.

    • Next put each seed in small pot and let them gown inside until the temperature outside at night will not drop below 55 degrees at night. Then they can be put in the ground outside.

     

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Early spring is the best time to either check out the birdhouses you already have or put up one. Birds that migrated will start to come back. If there is a bird’s nest already in there, please do not touch it. The best thing to do at this time is make sure they are sill properly enforced and nothing else has taken over the bird’s nest through the winter. If you don’t have one or want a few more early spring is the best time to add some more. For you best chance of having a family live in your nest put accessible food and water nearby. Now is also a great time to wash your bird feeders if you have not in a while. Please remember not all our birds migrate so if you supply birds through the spring and summer keep it going through the colder months too. They depend on your food source and food is scarcer for them in the winter.

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